View single post by ole
 Posted: Sat Jan 5th, 2008 06:26 am
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Then those damned southern rednecks leave the union! they are responsible for what 70..80% of the tarriffs collected to fund the government and now that money is gone.. WTH? How am I gonna run a government with no money...and how am I gonna keep the Repbulican party going?

I've been waiting for years for someone to show me how the southerners paid 70 or 80 percent of the tariffs. It has been established that the tariffs were paid by the consumer. Now how does 30 percent of the population of a country consume 80 percent of the imported goods?

The money collected from southern ports was not the point. It was a piddly sum compared to what was collected from northern ports. It was a matter of law. If Charleston and New Orleans and Savannah refused to collect duties, how could the collection be enforced in New York, Philadelphia and Boston?


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